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"Autobús" is a noun which is often translated as "bus", and "japonés" is a noun which is often translated as "Japanese". Learn more about the difference between "autobús" and "japonés" below.
autobús(
ow
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toh
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boos
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (transport)
a. bus
Necesito tomar dos autobuses para llegar al trabajo.I need to take two buses to get to work.
b. coach (United Kingdom)
En esta ciudad, viajar en autobús es más barato que viajar en tren.Travelling by coach is cheaper than travelling by train in this city.
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japonés(
hah
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poh
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nehs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Japanese
Mi hermano esta estudiando japonés porque su empresa lo va a trasladar a Tokio.My brother is studying Japanese because his company is transferring him to Tokio.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (nationality)
a. Japanese man (masculine)
Hice amistad con un japonés durante mis vacaciones en Sevilla.I made friends with a Japanese man during my vacation in Seville.
b. Japanese woman (feminine)
Conocí a varias japonesas en las clases de español.I met several Japanese women in Spanish class.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (nationality)
a. Japanese
Los japoneses son personas muy amables.The Japanese are very polite people.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Japanese origin)
a. Japanese
Me gusta mucho la comida japonesa, especialmente el sushi y la tempura.I love Japanese food, particularly sushi and tempura.
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